help compiling gnu chess game, project with subfolders

Steve Mosher steve at
Fri Sep 19 20:25:20 CEST 2008

Thanks for working on Chess! Which engine are you using crafty or 
pychess or one of the others?

Also cool would be to just play chess against someelse over bluetooth.

Nicolas LAURANCE wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm having my first try at compiling programs for the FR.
> I've a python background mostly, and I'm not familiar at compiling stuff 
> beyond the configure make make install routine.
> I've been following instructions at
> and managed to get gnuchess running on the FR. If anyone wants the ipk 
> file, just let me know. It plays its turns in a few seconds, so largely 
> playable.
> but it only plays on the command line
> so I tried another project, xboard (
> in this project files are organized somewhat differently, moreover there 
> are subdirs like pixmaps, bitmaps, and sounds.
> my question is, how can I compile such a project ?
> I think this is a generic question, and I'm willing to complete the wiki 
> once I find a solution.
> NiL
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